A classroom loom is a fun and engaging addition to your kindergarten classroom. This DIY version is an easy way to make one for your students.
I have wanted to make a classroom loom for our students for some time now. Drawing inspiration from a post from Buggy and Buddy,I was able to put one together. I had an idea of how to do it, but I needed the time to do it (I looked at this post from Painting in Purple to help me).
This week I was motivated to get it done. So with (a lot) of help from my husband, we put it together.
I was hoping that it would be a popular center since I had put so much time into making one. My students blew me away with how well they did with it!
With very little instruction, they were able to weave the pieces of fabric I had cut out, and add their own scraps to the loom. I am so excited to have this addition to our classroom and I already have ideas about what I want to make next!
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When I made mine, I found that I had spaced the warp too far apart. I had used black string, but when I decided to make the warp closer together I used white sting, as I was out of black. That ended up being fantastic, as the kids either wove under all the black or under all the white, depending on which row they were weaving. I will always do it this way now!
What a great trick! Thank you
Love this. I was inspired by a post of twitter to take an old chart holder at school and secure a piece of chicken wire to it for the children to weave with. I place an assortment of ribbons, bias tape, yarn etc as an invitation for the children to use. I was amazed at how interested in using it, within a week it has been filled and now is serving as a temporary art installation. I will probably take it off the chart holder and hang it from the ceiling. We used “autumn-ish” colors in it and we will probably give it a try again this winter. The children wove in a variety of ways and directions.
Love it! I find that interest in the loom comes and goes. I am glad to hear your students have a lot of interest in it!